Former UWC vice-rector reveals secret
The University of the Western Cape’s (UWC) first Vice-Rector has finally revealed a secret he has kept for more than three decades. Professor Jaap Durand tricked the apartheid government into spending money for infrastructure at the University that was built to offer limited training for Coloureds only. But UWC... Read more
UWC leads by example in green revolution
The University of the Western Cape is no stranger to greening – it has thrice been crowned Africa’s Greenest Campus, and is the only South African University to be named among the top 200 universities in the world in the recent Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, measuring higher... Read more
Spotlight on green campuses in a 4IR world
The 8th Green Campuses Conference, hosted by UWC and ACUHO-I-Southern Africa Chapter, is exploring the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on higher education – and providing students with the skills to address climate change, greening and more. In a world facing climate change, energy challenges and other environmental... Read more
UWC empowers with new academic English course
Students with English as a second language often struggle to write and present the academic side of the language properly at tertiary level – but that is set to be a thing of the past. The Department of Academic Development at UWC’s Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences (EMS)... Read more
UWC on alumni donation drive
During the month of August, The University of the Western Cape (UWC) Alumni Relations Office will embark on its 2019 UWC Alumni Phonathon to seek donations from the thousands of women and men who have walked the corridors of this historic institution. Public tertiary institutions relying solely on traditional... Read more
UWC ranks as one of world’s best universities
Once again, the University of the Western Cape has been declared one of the top 1000 universities in the world, according to the QS World University 2019/2020 rankings; a testament to the University’s growing academic reputation and research achievements. When it came time to compile a link of the... Read more
UWC, SABC in historic media partnership
On Tuesday the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Western Cape SABC signed a historic partnership agreement. The provincial broadcaster will assist the UWC Media Society – a student-driven initiative – to enhance the student experience by developing media and broadcasting skills. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU),... Read more
UWC’s Tina wins top economics prize
UWC’s Tina Fransman has won the 2018 Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA) Founder’s Medal for Best Economics Master’s Thesis in South Africa. Fransman’s thesis, in which she used a multidimensional poverty index (MPI), was based on multidimensional poverty in South Africa between 2001–2016. At the time of writing,... Read more
University of the Western Cape Registration Celebration
“It sounds like a cliché – but there are actually two types of people in the world: those who make things happen, and those who hope that someone will make it happen for them. At the University of the Western Cape, we believe in supporting the former – and... Read more
UWC welcomes 30 exchange students for 2019
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has welcomed 30 international study abroad semester students from partner universities to its campus. The students, from the USA, France and Germany, attended a three-day orientation programme. The students are being hosted by the University’s International Relations Office and were officially welcomed... Read more